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coco kini  HANDMADE BIKINIS. sun, sand & surf approved. functional. fashionable. quality. handmade to order on the gulf coast for all of your adventures. ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŠ

http://www.cocokinisurf.com/

Yall!
Can you believe that it has been exactly one whole year today since I worked up enough courage (& bikinis) to set up at our very first farmer's market?! I can't decide if I feel like it's been longer or shorter than a year but I do know that it has been such a freakin adventure!
This last year has been filled with such positive vibes & lots of love for my small business!
I really can't believe how far Coco Kini has come in such a short amount of time. At this time last year I was making a few sales here & there & it was mostly just a hobby. I didn't have all the time in the world to dedicate to Coco kini but I sure did stay up late every night just making bikinis because I wanted to. During the winter I really had to put all of my energy & attention into my embroidery business & kind of left coco kini on the back burner. I didn't really think that it would grow the way it has & honestly I think I kind of lost sight of my goal.
Then January came around & I decided to get back on the sewing machine. I ordered some pretty fabrics & I started putting a ton of time into bikinis. I became obsessed. Actually, obsessed is an understatement.
At this point I think it became apparent where my heart was.
It took a while to convince myself that I was ready to reopen the shop but I eventually did. With the help of you guys of course!
BEST. DECISION. EVER.
Well until I realized just how difficult it was to run 2 businesses on my own. I was seriously in over my head.
I knew I was going to have to give something up. But I wasn't going to settle on that because I wanted both!
I took a leap of faith & asked my former assistant to take over the operations for LPE so I could focus on Coco Kini.
SHE SAID YES. ๐Ÿ’
No that's not dramatic. It was THAT exciting!! It's only been a few months since I gained the opportunity to put every waking minute into Coco Kini but it was the best adult decision that I've made yet! I am having the absolute time of my life & seeing how far I've come in just one year makes me so excited to see what this next year will bring.โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ (My novel is so long I have to post the rest in the comments)

Having some fun this evening making pieces for the next market & getting super creative! ๐ŸŒธ
Whatcha think?!

Tropical vibes. ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŒธ Wishing I was laying in the sand with a fresh coco in my hands. ๐ŸŒด
Villa Tropical Top & Cheeky Bottoms. Hawaiian Blues reverse to royal.

The beautiful @carolinebellows in lavender & tropical fasciata. ๐Ÿ’œ
What a babe. ๐Ÿ˜

Like a pineapple margarita but better, right? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿน

You guys have some serious cute bikinis on the way. ๐ŸŒธ โ€ขNosara Top & Cheeky bottoms in Tropical Fasciata reverse to Tealโ€ข

Goooood morning beauties! โฃ๏ธ Here's a super sweet kini to start your morning off ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒด
โ€ขbarefoot in Baja reverse to coral. Villa Tropical top & Matapalo bottomsโ€ข

Bikini of the day ๐Ÿ˜
I am absolutely in love with this suit!
Villa Tropical top & Cheeky Matapalo bottoms in Buttercup Breeze reverse to white. ๐ŸŒผ

It's hard to go wrong with solid dusty rose. ๐ŸŒธ

Bringing back some old (but good) fabrics for the next market. ๐Ÿ˜
The floral detail is too good not to share. ๐ŸŒธ

I had been eyeing these 2 fabrics for a while! This last time I ordered fabric I finally decided to give them a try & I'm so glad that I did ๐Ÿ˜
You'll be able to find these fabrics for the first time ever at the June 8th Island Farmer's Market!
Which one is your favorite?!

Hey pretties!
I wanted to make some announcements before this week starts!
The first & most important is that the shop is closing TONIGHT at midnight!
I'm waaay past the amount of orders I would've usually taken but I'm feeling pretty good about it! I'm working as fast as I can to get everything out in a timely manner! Please remember that the turn around time is 2-4 weeks from the date you ordered! I can't respond to every single email about when your order is going to ship, this is why I ask that you read FAQ's & are familiar with the turn around time before placing an order! It's so important!
The reason I am closing is so that I can finish all of your pretty orders & get to work on pieces for the June 8th Island Farmer's Market & Art Market!! I will give more info on that as the date gets closer but I know it will be great & I'm SO excited!! SO if you want to get an order in before the website closes then do it now! I don't have a set re opening date so now is the time to stock up for summer! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒž I'm so stoked for a summer filled with beautiful bikini's! โฃ๏ธ
Thanks for being the best customers EVER!!!

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